Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Padley Post – An HBC Trading Post

Today Padley Post is abandoned; a lonely outpost at the junction of the Maguse River and Kinga (Kingajualik) Lake surrounded by mile upon mile of tundra & boreal forest.

Paddling on the Floe Edge

It isn’t my usual inflight experience having my finger chewed by a fluffy Husky puppy with the sharpest milk teeth whilst listening to announcements...

Inuit Games & String Games

Traditional Arctic peoples’ existence was by no means a purely survival way of life. They had their own justice system, dances, music, spiritual beliefs...

Subarctic Lichens

The starkness of the horizon is deceptive. The treeless landscape contains plants grown in the lushest southern gardens, at one hundredth of the size....

Self-propelled Journeys

A Mongolian sage once said, “it is far better to experience a place just once than hear about it a thousand times”. This has...

Inuit Guardians

It’s early June in the Nunavut hamlet of Gjoa Haven, and at a time when many of the town’s 1,300 residents venture out onto...

Homage to a Naval Arctic Explorer

The rule when you visit historic sites is to take nothing but photographs. Geologist Peter Croal followed the rule. He took nothing when he...

A Walrus Hunt

Summers in Nunavut shower an explosion of beauty and colour on a landscape that has known only snow and ice for much of the...

Capturing the North on film

Photographer celebrates 100 trips to the Arctic Less than two weeks after arriving in Arctic Bay in 1999, Lee Narraway found herself travelling by qamutiq...

Narwhals – The one that points to the sky!

Conversation overheard on an airplane: “They don’t really exist!” said one. “No, no, I’ve seen photographs,” the other replied. “That’s just myths and legends, fairy...